Dunblane Museum

Dunblane Museum is an historic building in the Scottish town of Dunblane, Stirling. Located in The Cross, immediately to the south of Dunblane Cathedral, it is a Category A listed building dating to the early 17th century.[1][2]

Dunblane Museum
Dunblane Museum.jpg
The building in 2013
LocationThe Cross,
Dunblane, Stirling, Scotland
Coordinates56°11′21″N 3°57′51″W / 56.189065°N 3.964053°W / 56.189065; -3.964053Coordinates: 56°11′21″N 3°57′51″W / 56.189065°N 3.964053°W / 56.189065; -3.964053
BuiltEarly 17th century
Listed Building – Category B
Designated5 October 1971
Reference no.LB26372
Dunblane Museum is located in Stirling
Dunblane Museum
Shown in Stirling

A former townhouse, the building was enlarged in 1765.[1] In 1943, the museum was established to exhibit items from the Dunblane Cathedral, which dates back to the 11th century. The museum's collections have been expanded over the years to include items related to Dunblane's history.[3]

The original sections fronting onto The Cross are thought to have been constructed by James Pearson, who was dean of the cathedral in 1624, for the initials and the coat-of-arms on the carved plaque are his. The first floor of the main block was likely his townhouse. The Kirk Street section is believed to have originally been constructed as separate cottages. It is not known when the two structures were combined.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c THE CROSS, CATHEDRAL MUSEUM, INCLUDING RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES TO SOUTH ADJOINING BURGH CHAMBERS AND WELL TO REARHistoric Environment Scotland
  2. ^ Dunblane, Kirk Street, Dunblane Cathedral MuseumCanmore
  3. ^ "Collections". Dunblane Museum. Retrieved 12 June 2022.

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